My father, David Daniels, was a Seattle based artist and educator teaching at PRATT Fine Arts Center and several community colleges. We would spend first Thursdays in Pioneer Square seeing all that the Seattle art scene was creating and feeding our creativity through dialogue about art. He shared his love of the local art community and always encouraged me to find my own place in it. After he died, I took many years away from the formal arts community, working in non-profits while raising my 4 children as a single parent. While I created small works for my home and friends, I stayed involved in supporting the arts through volunteering and as a board member for different organizations. I found my way back to working in fine arts when I was hired as Studio Manager for Julie Speidel from 2012 until she retired from sculpture. I started Catalyst Fine Art in 2018 and began working as an art consultant working with several local artists to support their career development, expand their public installations and increase exhibition opportunities. After working with artists, galleries, art advisors and collectors over these years, I found that I wanted to create opportunities to share artist's work that was non-traditional, low pressure, and be creative in ways to support more local artists. The position of the Arts Program Director at The Lodge at St Edward Park seemed to be a perfect fit and gave me the ability to open Catalyst Fine Art Gallery inside the Lodge as a venue for supporting and exhibiting Pacific Northwest artists.